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Puerto Rico: A TBF Giving Guide

As residents of Puerto Rico begin the long process of repair and cleanup from Hurricane Fiona, this Giving Guide highlights some of the organizations who worked with us effectively after Maria in 2017, and continue to provide critical services today.

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Pakistan Flood Relief: A TBF Giving Guide

Extreme flooding has decimated communities in Pakistan and killed more than 1,000 people, many of them children. Millions more have been displaced, their homes destroyed. As the crisis continues to unfold, officials have called on the international community for aid. TBF has compiled a number of organizations you can support with your Donor Advised Fund.

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Upcoming Photography Exhibition Celebrates Local LGBTQ+ Leaders

East Boston Times-Free Press spotlights “Portraits of Pride,” a new public photography exhibition, on display at the Boston Common throughout October 2022 to celebrate LGBTQ+ History Month. TBF is proud to sponsor this exhibition, featuring the area's LGBTQ+ community, including Elyse Cherry who is co-chair to the Advisory Committee for The Equality Fund at TBF.

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BBJ announces the Power 50: Movement Makers honorees for 2022

The Boston Business Journal has named its Power 50: Movement Makers, an annual list of Boston-area businesspeople making the biggest impact on the region. Among the honorees, we are pleased to see our CEO and President, Lee Pelton, and King Boston's Imari Paris Jeffries, board members Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, Betty Francisco, Pam Eddinger, Kate Walsh, and many partners, friends, and colleagues.

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In the Media

MA Steps Up for Puerto Rico, Again

In the aftermath of Hurricane Fiona's landfall in Puerto Rico, Public News Service spoke with Aixa Beauchamp, co-founder of the Latino Equity Fund and Mass United Fund for Puerto Rico at the Boston Foundation. Beauchamp stressed that the need is great and pointed to helping the island's residents through current nonprofits, some of which are listed in TBF's Puerto Rico Giving Guide.

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Business Journal honors race, equity champions

The Boston Business Journal’s first Race, Equity and Business Embracing Change Award honorees took part in a panel discussion at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Honoree Paul Lee, TBF Board member and ACF/ABEC Chair, shared his experiences to note how Boston has been a difficult place for minorities to hold positions of power, but noted in regards to The Embrace memorial that the city has come a long way.

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COVID 19 Response Fund Impact Report

This report strives to capture the scope and timeline of the COVID-19 Response Fund's work, and the lessons we have learned over the past two years that are helping us reshape our work with community leaders and nonprofits as we venture out on Our New Pathway, TBF's new strategic plan.

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Boston Opportunity Agenda Tenth Annual Report Card

The tenth annual edition of the Boston Opportunity Agenda report card finds that the pandemic had a significant impact on a number of key education indicators from early childhood to college graduation rates, but the level of impact varied between levels

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TBF News Summer 2022 Masthead
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TBF News Summer 2022

The first-ever Embrace Ideas Festival takes the spotlight, with a full day of events at the Boston Foundation, including a riveting conversation on racial equity with author Heather McGhee. Plus, a TBF donor finds a way to partner with a community land trust to preserve critically-needed affordable housing in a Boston neighborhood.

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